Outer Banks Music Showcase
Entertainment in the Outer Banks is almost as plentiful as the sun and sand. One of the most popular venues is the Outer Banks Music Showcase in Kitty Hawk. Located on the Bypass at milepost 4.5, the Showcase presents two hours of live music. Often referred to as “where Branson meets the Outer Banks," this show features music from all genres, including country, 1950s and 1960s pop, patriotic songs, show tunes, and gospel.
Comedy is woven in with the music, creating a lively and fun musical treat. Shows are performed by a regular cast of local vocalists and musicians. Producer Natalie Drummond “brings the show together” and provides vocals. Husband Dwayne is a bassist and guitarist. Other vocalists include Herman Dumas, Andrew Hall, Sterling Riggs, and Shoshannah Torres. Kenton Holsapple lends his guitar-playing talents, while Kevin Stroud joins in on banjo. Kevin wears a business manager hat, too, along with his wife Stephanie Stroud.
The cast of the Outer Banks Music Showcase remains pretty much the same from year to year, but the music is always different. Each new season brings a completely new show. For 2008, the show is called “Flashback” and is currently scheduled for shows two nights a week from May through October. Evening show time is 7:30 pm. Matinees are only offered a few times during the season and are performed at 2 pm.
In addition to presenting “Flashback”, the Showcase turns Friday nights over to comedy. For 2008, the comedy comes in the form of the “Yee Haw Music Comedy Show”. Like Flashback, show time is at 7:30 pm, but the show only runs from June through the first Friday in September. The comedy show will also be presented on four Wednesday evenings, three in July and one in August.
The theater is busy most of the year. In January, the Showcase put on a New Year’s Eve special, performed the “Yee Haw Music Comedy Show” and sponsored a special concert. In February, the Outer Banks held its own “Idol” competition. Other special concerts and shows are scheduled for March and April, including a week-long tribute to Elvis. After the regular season, in November and December, it’s time for the Christmas Show.
The songs and laughter are presented in the “Old Style” theater. Visitors can sit back in air conditioned comfort with their popcorn and their drinks and enjoy the show. The Outer Banks Music Showcase is a show for all ages with great music and family-friendly, down-home humor.
Reservations are recommended as tickets sell quickly. For rates and schedule information visit Outer Banks Music Showcase, or call the box office at 252-261-7505.
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